I have to get this off my chest. My husband doesn't really like Valentine's Day. He thinks it's commercial and a money making scheme. Now when I tell this, a lot of women instantly feel sorry for me. I didn't get flowers, or dinner out, or jewelry, or or or...But don't feel sorry for me.
I have a husband who showers me with love every day of the year. To you, a dozen roses may speak of undying love. To me, it's the dozens of backrubs, it's the dozens of times he sits with me at doctor visits, it's the constant affection, or the look in his eyes when he sees me across a room. We don't have the same picture of romance as many couples but that is ok.
The bible says that love is laying down your life for another person's benefit. It struck me this morning that scripture tells us over and over how to show love, but it doesn't spend much time on how to tell if someone else loves us. Obviously God wants us to be loved and feel loved. But I don't think he wants it to be our focus. My focus needs to be on how I can best show those in my life how much I love them. My focus needs to be on demonstrating Christ's love, not ensuring that I receive love from other people.
So that's how I plan to spend my Valentine's day, well really how I plan to spend each day. I need to find out how the people in my life feel love and then do those things without worrying about what I'm getting back. I know that I won't do this well each day, but I do feel good about making this my goal.
Happy Valentine's Day.